To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a prescription drug benefit with a high deductible at no additional premium and access to discount prices on drugs and to provide for the operation of such benefit without a deductible for certain low-income Medicare beneficiaries.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 20th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2003
Length: 41 pages
108th Congress (2003–2004)
This bill was introduced on April 2, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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44 Cosponsors (43 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Apr 2, 2003
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H.R. 1568 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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